PCQHA Fall Classic in Del Mar

See the all-around and futurity champions from the September 18-21 Pacific Coast Quarter Horse Association circuit in California.

The American Quarter Horse Journal

Jane Ramsey of Norco, California and her homebred gelding You Wernt Invited won the NSBA non-pro 2-year-old western pleasure futurity at the 2014 PCQHA Fall Classic. (Credit: courtesy of TEEM) View more photos from the PCQHA Fall Classic in the slideshow below.

The legendary Fall Classic Quarter Horse Show, a historic California equestrian event, was held September 18-21 at the beautiful Del Mar Show Park facility. Throughout its celebrated history, the Fall Classic has been organized and approved by the Pacific Coast Quarter Horse Association, who once again created a memorable event for the nation's top Quarter Horse exhibitors. Showing four days to six judges gave exhibitors a chance to earn six sets of points. The elite group of judges for this signature show were: Charlie Cole, Leslie Lange, Kelly McDowall, Michael Colvin, Karen Watters and Christa Baldwin. 

Leading up to Fall Classic, Del Mar’s temperate weather turned hot and chased exhibitors to nearby beaches for cooling off. Who cares about getting horses’ ready when you have the California beaches just minute away? By the time the show began Thursday morning, the weather cooled and ocean breezes made showing delightful. The show schedule had been altered this year to provide the addition of ranch horse pleasure classes. Ken McCall, Fall Classic show manager, did a great job keeping the show schedule running smoothly and exhibitors happy. 

The Wednesday Welcome Party and Friday Night Social were hosted by PCQHA and offered exhibitors a shady reprieve from showing under the big tent on the berm overlooking the show arenas. A delicious array of appetizers and wine were enjoyed while exhibitors watched the classes and caught up with old friends.

The Fall Classic show is fortunate to enjoy continued support from PCQHA Directors and many sponsors, contributors, volunteers and friends. Special thanks goes to Ken McCall, Lori Pfaff, Chris Hocutt-Senteney, Tim Getchel and Darlene Mills, all PCQHA Directors who volunteered their time at the Fall Classic show. The Fall Classic was managed by TEEM (Total Equine Event Management) and, as always, they provided the exhibitors a great experience in the show office and arenas.

The EMO Agency continues their long time corporate sponsorship and support of the Fall Classic. In addition, we thank these special sponsors:

  • Cathy (Corrigan) and Sydney Frank
  • Kellie Hinely and Clients, Trendsetter Performance Horses
  • Mike Hawkins Quarter Horses and Sierra Vista Ranch
  • Cathy Hanson
  • Susan K Johns and Family
  • Katherine Tobin
  • Kevin Dukes
  • Charlene Lane, Lyn McArthur Training
  • Jill Newcomb
  • Busick Training and Clients
  • The Equine Chronicle
  • Gary & Kelley Roberts
  • Michael Hoyt
  • Clay and Elizabeth Mac Leod
  • Darlene Mills
  • Stacie Bunkowske, Vista Del Mar Performance Horses
  • Samantha Toles-Rodriguez and Carolyn Toles 
  • Debbie Barkley / EAS Alliance, Execute A Score (triple crown world champion stallion)
  • Beth Clemons Performance Horses
  • Carolyn Rice
  • Judy Ovitz
  • Judy Bonham
  • Jenn Doubrava Performance Horses
  • Vicki & J. F. Ernenwein

"Everyone in the PCQHA community is delighted to be a part of this signature Quarter Horse event. It is an honor to be among this select group of horse shows that attracts exhibitors from all over the nation,” said PCQHA President Marc Ristow. “We work hard to uphold the California tradition of top quality Quarter Horse events that offer exhibitors the best opportunity to show. 

Congratulations to Fall Classic all-around champions:

Level 1 (Green) Horse: Absolute Best Asset (2008 bay gelding by Absolute Investment-No Risk Asset by Good Asset, bred by Dan and Carol McWhirter of Doniphan, Nebraska), owned by Taylor Brown of Strathmore, California
Reserve: I Like Itinthe Light (2008 sorrel mare by RL Best Of Sudden-I Like Itin The Dark by Dynamic In The Dark), owned and bred by Randy Kimmel

Senior Horse: Absolute Best Asset, owned by Taylor Brown
Reserve: Zippos Petite Prince (2000 sorrel gelding by Petite Lord-Zippo King Bars by Zippo Pine Bar, bred by Kramer/Davis of Bradenton, Florida), owned by Jason Wanderer Revocable Trust of Los Angeles

Select Amateur: Skys Lady In Blue (2006 gray mare by These Irons Are Hot-Sky Blue Candy by Skys Blue Boy, bred by Vicki Wood and Ray & Linda Monaco), owned by Caroline French-Campbell of San Miguel, California
Reserve: RA Undisputed (2006 sorrel gelding by Chips Hot Chocolate-Are You Zipped by Zippo Pine Bar, bred by Joe and Suzy Jeane of Phoenix), owned by Katherine Tobin of Scottsdale, Arizona

Amateur: The Krymsun Moon (2007 brown gelding by One Hot Krymsun-Zippo By Moonlight by Zippo Pine Bar, bred by Dana Smith of Oak Grove, Kentucky), shown by Stephanie Kofu of San Jose, California
Reserve: MM Western Elegance (2004 bay mare by Dress Western-So Personable by Im Surrounded, bred by Robert and Linda Meyers of Kiefer, Oklahoma), shown by John B. Whitney of Tustin, California

Level 1 (Novice) Youth: Lopin For Hours (2007 bay gelding by The Radical Hour-One Pretty Blaze by Blazing Hot, bred by Ty Hornick of Jamestown, Ohio), owned and shown by Shannon Rae Rohring of Carlsbad, California
Reserve: An Everlasting Touch (2006 sorrel gelding by A Touch Of Sudden-My Everlasting Te by A Real Te, bred by J.R. Reichert of Marengo, Iowa), shown by Liana Caroccio of Bakersfield, California

Youth 18-&-Under: Absolute Best Asset, owned by Taylor Brown 
Reserve: An Everlasting Touch, owned by Liana Caroccio

Level 1 (Novice) Amateur: Good And Radical (1996 sorrel gelding by Radical Rodder-Received Good by Especially Good, bred by Karen Rodrock of Bucyrus, Kansas), owned and shown by by Elizabeth Reiter of Santa Barbara, California
Reserve: Huntin Oreos (2004 gray mare by Huntin For Chocolate-Invite Mefor Cookies by Invitation Only, bred by Charles Pircher of San Antonio), shown by Lisa Schlatter of Austria

Youth 11-&-Under: Skys Lady In Blue, shown by Tailyr Gromelski of Vancouver, Washington
Reserve: Slightly Overdressed (2002 sorrel gelding by Dress Western-Tulsa Lights by My Spice C Reward by Leslie Baxter of Auburn, Kansas), shown by Taylor Hinely 

Congratulations to Fall Classic National Snaffle Bit Association futurity champions. NSBA futurities were run with two rounds, with $100 of the entry fee added to the purse. 
NSBA Open 3- and 4-Year-Old Hunter Under Saddle
Champion: The Fire Escape (2010 sorrel gelding by Good I Will Be-Escapist (TB) by Tejano (TB), bred by Ellen Ruth of Frisco, Texas), owned by Lauren Rodberg of Dana Point, California
Reserve: Creepin In My Sleep (2011 chestnut gelding by Too Sleep To Zip-Suddenly Reminiscing by Sudden Inclination, bred by Kristy McCann of Graham, Washington), owned by Caroline French-Campbell of San Miguel, California
NSBA Non-Pro 3- and 4-Year-Old Hunter Under Saddle
Champion: The Fire Escape, owned by Lauren Rodberg
Reserve: Creepin In My Sleep, owned by Caroline French Campbell

NSBA Open 2-Year-Old Western Pleasure
Champion: You Wernt Invited (2012 gray gelding by Im The One And Only-Roper Peppy Finale by Ropealejos), owned and bred by Jane Ramsey of Norco, California
NSBA Non-Pro 2-Year-Old Western Pleasure
Champion: You Wernt Invited, owned by Jane Ramsey
NSBA Open 3-Year-Old Western Pleasure
Champion: Sleepin With A Diva (2011 chestnut filly by Too Sleepy To Zip-Show Diva by Good Version, bred by Joe and Karen Moran of Laguna Hills, California), owned by Mary E. Locke of San Dimas, California
Reserve: Three Times As Hot (2011 bay colt by Zippos Mr Good Bay-Sweet But Hot by Hotrodders Jet Set), owned and bred by Gregory and Victoria Seidler of Ramona, California
NSBA Non-Pro 3-Year-Old Western Pleasure
Champion: Sleepin With A Diva, owned by Mary E. Locke
Reserve: Zipply Irresistible (2011 bay filly by Hintons Zippin Chip-Shes Zipplywonderful by Zippin Bonanza Flash); owned, shown and bred by Sauncie Quillin of Martinez, California